🌱 MB Safari Owner Doc Antle Jailed + Free Dog Adoptions This Weekend


Good morning everyone! I’m back in your inbox this morning with a new edition of the Myrtle Beach daily. Today is Saturday, June 4, 2022. Keep reading for the biggest things happening this weekend on the Great Strand.

Let’s look at Saturday’s weather forecast:

A parasitic thunderstorm in the afternoon. High: 78 Low: 68.

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Here are the top five stories in Myrtle Beach today:

  1. The FBI arrested Tiger King’s Bhagavan “Doc” Antle. antle was booked at J. Reuben Long Detention Center Friday night. No information on the exact charges or why he was arrested has been made public at the time of this publication. antle owns Myrtle Beach Safari and was the subject of a number of high-profile accusations and allegations over the past two years or so. He became somewhat famous after appearing in the documentary Tiger King on Netflix. (WBTW)
  2. The The Horry County Planning Commission has recommended that Horry County Council approve 254 new homes and 184 new townhouses in Little River. Residents and others fear that the small town already experiencing too much growth, citing traffic problems that accompany the expansion. Six months ago, the commission recommended that the same proposal not be approved by the county council. Although the planning commission unanimously approved the proposal, it has yet to be approved by Horry County Council in three readings of the ordinance. (wpde.com)
  3. Residents of the Belle Harbor neighborhood in Myrtle Beach are on high alert after a man was seen breaking into a home through a Ring doorbell camera. Beautiful Harbor consists of all new homes. Each home purchased included a Ring doorbell camera, as well as smart locks that could be operated by smartphone. There was a burglary earlier when the houses were under construction last year. Some devices were stolen. This week’s break-in did not involve any item theft, but the owner said the person “just walked in” was in the house for about half an hour and had deactivated Ring devices. MBPD asks anyone with information to call the department at (843) 918-1382. (WMBF)
  4. After four difficult years, the North Myrtle Beach High School’s Class of 2022 proudly closed a chapter to begin their next. The the graduation ceremony was held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Thursday. Over the past four years, Class of 2022 students weathered Hurricane Florence and the pandemic rollercoaster of virtual and in-person classes, as well as the normal challenges most high school students face. Congratulations to all graduates! (WMBF)
  5. Do you remember the good old days when you could have a dog for free? Grand Strand Humane Society is hosting a free dog adoption event all weekend at the Bill M. Wingard Puppy Playground, located at corner of Mr. Joe White Ave and 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. The no-kill shelter is desperately needs to rehome 50 dogs under his care because they have no more room. We have to help make knownadoption fees are waived for all dogs adopted at the event this weekend. That happens today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (wpde.com) Shelters across the United States are facing the same issues, largely due to “pandemic puppies”. These are dogs that were adopted during the pandemic, then turned over to shelters and rescues when their humans returned to work. Foster care is another way people can help shoulder some of the burden. (FoxNews)

Myrtle Beach photo of the day:

Here is an interesting photo, sent by Dee Cochran. Dee caught this photo of a starfish while walking in North Myrtle Beach! Thanks for the super cool pic, Dee!

Starfish at North Myrtle Beach. Photo courtesy of Dee Cochran
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This weekend in Myrtle Beach:


  • 25th Anniversary Corvettes at the Beach @ Broadway at the Beach (8 a.m.) (ABC NEWS 4)
  • The Simpsons in 4D @ Aztec Theatre, Broadway at the Beach (All day) until June 5
  • Free dog adoptions by Grand Strand Humane Society @ Wingard Puppy Playground, 952 Mancini Dr, MB (10 a.m.) Also Sunday, June 5.
  • Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival @ Brookgreen Gardens (10 a.m.) Also Sunday, June 5
  • First Anniversary Celebration @ MD4Vitality, 2876 Howard Ave, Market Common (10h)
  • Cornhole Tournament Badge Bags @ Grumpy Monk, NMB (11 a.m.)


  • Myrtle Beach Coastal Classic Volleyball Tournament @ MB Convention Center (All day)
  • Cars and Coffee @ Bagel Factory (8:00 a.m.)
  • The Simpsons in 4D @ Aztec Theatre, Broadway at the Beach (All day)
  • Free dog adoptions by Grand Strand Humane Society @ Wingard Puppy Playground, 952 Mancini Dr, MB (10h)
  • Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival @ Brookgreen Gardens (10h)
  • Music in the Park @ Memorial Park, Surfside Beach (4 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Myrtle Beach International Airport has added another certified therapy dog to its anti-stress PETS program to help travelers relax at the airport. Freyja is a Dalmatian and she will soon be on duty with his master, Kara. (WBTW) (Myrtle Beach International Airport via Facebook)
  • The The Horry County Animal Care Center will be temporarily closed to the public so staff can help HCPD with an animal neglect case in which 30 animals were seized. Seized animals need emergency medical care. The the establishment will be closed at least today while the staff takes care of the animals. Adoptions and admissions are pending until the establishment reopens. (MyHorryNews.com)
  • The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce released Information on COVID vaccine resources for companies wishing to have on-site vaccination clinics. As part of his “Be positive, you are negative” initiative, DHEC urges people to continue getting tested for COVID periodically, if they are out in the community. (Press Release Office)
  • Horry County Habitat For Humanity made one woman’s dreams come true building him a new home. Aailyah Parker applied for the program two years ago. After a long drive, she for life dream of owning was finally done this week. This is the 163rd house built by HFH for candidates like Parker. (MyHorryNews.com)
  • Tripadvisor has named the Dunes Village Resort and the Carolina Winds as two of the best hotels in the United States for families. The ranking was released recently, showing the top 25 family hotels. Dunes Village in the 5200 block of North Ocean Boulevard listed at number 15and Carolina Winds on 76th Avenue North, arrived at number 22. (WBTW)

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Alright you’re all taken for Saturday, Everybody. I will see you tomorrow for your Sunday edition of the Myrtle Beach daily!

Kathy Mandel

About me: The best decision I ever made was moving to the Myrtle Beach area from New England a few years ago, along with my three dogs and three cats. I love dogs, cats, road trips, photography, writing, vegetarian food, live music, cycling and especially my daily walks on the beaches in and around Grand Strand.

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